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Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar

Joe Offer 01 Dec 10 - 01:54 PM
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katlaughing 04 Dec 10 - 11:25 PM
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Joe Offer 06 Dec 10 - 01:45 AM
Phil Edwards 06 Dec 10 - 04:04 AM
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Subject: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Dec 10 - 01:54 PM

I've been enjoying Jon Boden's A Folk Song a Day project. A good deal of the grunt work on this project has been done by Simon Holland, and I appreciate the recognition Simon has given to Mudcat through this project.

Well, the energetic Simon has yet another project cooking, and it promises to be a good one:

The Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar




The song for December 1 is Cutty Wren by Mawkin:Causley - not exactly my style of music, but well worth a listen. You'll find Mudcat information on the song here (click)

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 01:43 AM

For December 2, the song is Winter, Fire and Snow, recorded by Anúna, Ireland's National Choir. There's a Mudcat thread on the song here (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 10:56 PM

I got behind because of connection problems. For December 3, the song is Poor Ditching Boy, recorded by Richard Thompson. The Mudcat thread on this song is here (click)

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 11:01 PM

The song for December 4 is A Roving on a Winter's Night, recorded by Peter Bellamy. The recording of this song that I'm familiar with, is the one by Doc Watson. The Mudcat thread on this song is here (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 11:13 PM

And for December 5, the song is an interesting version of Wassail! by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. We don't have this exact version, but there are lots of threads on wassailing songs - this version seems very close to the version Maddy Prior sings on this recording.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 11:25 PM

Listening to today's, right now. Thanks, Joe. This is really neat!!


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 12:35 AM

What a neat site, Joe. I am enjoying the Folk Song A Day right now.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 10:14 PM

I love this!


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 01:45 AM

Oh, this is an interesting one. The song for December 6 is The Christmas Hare, a 1974 recording by Roger Watson & Muckram Wakes. I have to admit that I don't understand many of the lyrics. Can anybody post this song?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 04:04 AM

I can trace this song back another four years, to the Druids' 1970 album Burnt Offering; here's more about the album and here's the track on Youtube.

It's about the hunt of a hare by a Nottinghamshire bus driver (the bus is going from Hucknall to Mansfield); despite the woo-ish spirit of the season stuff on Properganda, I think it's more or less a joke song. Presumably it was written by John Adams, as he seems to be the link between the Druids and Muckram Wakes.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 12:48 AM

Now Winter Nights Enlarge is the song for December 7. Can't find any Mudcat information on it.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: brezhnev
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 04:33 AM

The Christmas Hare song on the Druids' Burnt Offering is sort of attributed to Roger Watson's grandmother on the back of the LP.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 06:07 AM

So it is; another song is sourced to RW's mother. No musical credits to Roger Watson on that album, although he did write the sleevenotes - I guess he was the sixth Druid!


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 10:12 AM

Am really enjoying this daily offering.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 07:25 PM

The Advent song for December 8 is a great one, Time to Remember the poor. There's a Mudcat thread on the song here (click).


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 02:06 AM

The song for December 9 is Cold on the Stones, by Ralph McTell - nothing on this song at Mudcat.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Dec 10 - 01:07 AM

The song for December 10 is Back and Side Go Bare, from the Maddy Prior And The Carnival Band CD Vaughan Williams Carols, Songs & Hymns.

There are two versions of this song in the Digital Tradition, plus a thread here (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 04:33 AM

The song for December 11 is The Holly and the Ivy
There's a Mudcat origins thread on the song here (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 09:51 PM

The song for December 12 is Winter Winds, a haunting song recorded by Sandy Denny with Fotheringay. Can anybody post the lyrics?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Reinhard
Date: 12 Dec 10 - 06:39 AM

Fotheringay: Winter Winds

Winter winds they do blow cold,
The time of year, it is chosen.
Now the frost and fire,
And now the sea is frozen.

He who sleeps he does not see
The coming of the seasons,
The filling of a dream
Without a time to reason.

When she walked through evil
O'er the paths of broken illusions,
Carefully now she lives,
For she has mended her confusion.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Dec 10 - 10:41 PM

Thank you, Reinhard.

The song for December 13 is Here We Come A-Wassailing. Mudcat has lyrics here (click) in the Digital Tradition Folk song Database. Follow the crosslinks to discussions on the songs.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 03:10 AM

Interesting song for December 14: Winter Flowers, recorded by Martha Tilston (daughter of Steve).


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 03:27 PM

Very interesting!


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 08:52 PM

For December 15: Silent Night, All Day Long, by John Prine. We have a Mudcat thread on the song here (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 12:04 AM

For December 16: Harry's Gone Fishing, a terrific song by Leon Rosselson. Can anybody post lyrics?

For December 17: The Wren Boys Song. There's a two-verse version in the Digital Tradition, more complete lyrics and "sheet music" here (click). Oh, and there's an excellent thread on this song here (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 03:36 AM

For December 18: Drive the Cold Winter Away, recorded by Johnny Coppin. There's a Mudcat thread here. The melody sounds modern, but I've heard it from a number of sources. Anybody know the source of this melody?

For December 19: Merry Christmas from the Family (my request!)

For December 19: Merry Christmas from the Family (Simon honored my request! This is my favorite Christmas song.)
The song is by Robert Earl Keen, Jr., and there's a Mudcat thread on it here (click).

For December 19: Merry Christmas from the Family (my request!)

December 20: Clementising AND Down In Yon Woods, recorded by Coope, Boyes & Simpson, with Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Georgina Boyes. Down In Yon Forrest may or may not have been written by John Jacob Niles. It would be unkind, unwise, and unfair of me to say that "Clementising" shares many elements with the Peter, Paul and Mary song, A-Soalin', so I won't say that.... -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 04:05 AM

Did I say that the song for December 19 is the one I requested, "Merry Christmas from the Family"?
Oh, I did, didn't I....


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 04:09 AM

For December 21: The Snow It Melts the Soonest, a lovely recording that originally appeared on the Anne Briggs self titled album from 1971. There's an excellent Mudcat song on this thread here (click).

For December 22: That Great Christmas Pud, a great song from the CD Carolling and Crumpets by John Kirkpatrick. Somebody want to start a thread and post the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 03:19 AM

For December 23: Poundshop Christmas, a very interesting song by Robb Johnson - "It's gonna be another made-in-China poundshop Christmas this year," the song says.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 11:12 PM

For December 24: The Night Before Christmas, a very nice recitation by Mike Hockenhall.
I hadn't realized how good this poem sounds when it's sung to the tune of "Sweet Betsy from Pike." You can hear a recording at the Website of the late Erik Darling, http://www.erikdarling.com/


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Reinhard
Date: 24 Dec 10 - 04:14 AM

Very nice indeed, but it's Mike Hockenhull.


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Dec 10 - 10:04 PM

For December 25: Sound, recorded by the Watersons. Reinhard Zierke has a page on this song here (click). I couldn't find any information on the song at Mudcat.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Dec 10 - 07:30 PM

The Advent calendar ended on December 25, as all good Advent calendars do. However, for a while you will be able to listen to the entire selection of songs if you Click here. Wassail!!

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Properganda Alternative Advent Calendar
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Dec 10 - 01:57 AM

And, it is so worth it! What a wonderful and fun thing to have done.


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